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‘Well Beyond 50’ Screening Event Headed to BRG-Mid City

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting “Well Beyond 50,” a screening and wellness event for ages 50 and up, on Saturday, July 30 from 7:30-10 a.m. at its Mid City campus. Screenings can help determine a person’s risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other issues that can impact them as they age.

“The concept of ‘wellness’ has changed a lot over the years, and most of us have seen changes in our health, too,” said Dr. Ubaid Abbasi, a family medicine physician. “Even if you were healthy in your younger days, you could have an underlying issue starting to creep up now, and the first step in staying healthy is knowing where you stand.”

At “Well Beyond 50,” attendees will have several opportunities to check in on their health. Following the screenings, attendees will have a one-on-one consultation with a BRG provider to discuss their results. Screenings and tests available at the event include:

  • Blood pressure with Baton Rouge General Physicians
  • Cholesterol and Glucose with Baton Rouge General Physicians
  • Grip strength and balance assessment with BRG Therapy
  • Posture assessments with BRG’s Bone Health Center
  • Hearing tests with The Emerge Center
  • Sleep assessments with BRG Sleep Services

Once a person hits 50 years of age, they are more at risk for many conditions and issues, from osteoporosis to high blood pressure (two out of three adults over 60 have high blood pressure). More than nine in 10 older adults have some type of chronic disease, and almost eight in 10 have more than one. With cancer, for example, age is the biggest risk factor. The disease affects young people, too, but the odds of having it more than double between ages 45 and 54.

Registration at is required, and the cost is $10. The event will take place inside Entrance 4 at the Mid City campus, at 3401 North Blvd.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is affiliated with several medical school programs, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.